Hey, it’s Russ here, founder of theCLIKK. I know a number of you are working from home for the first time and it may be a new experience. Well, I’m pretty dang good at it if I do say so myself.
Here are a few things I’ve learned over the years:
Keep regular hours – Get up at the same time you did when you went to the office. Actually, this is good advice on the weekends too. Win the morning, win the day.
Don’t work in bed – It’s a trap. Get out of your pajamas, take a shower, shave (<< fellas), put some decent clothes on and get to work.
Set up a work station – Everyone will tell you this. Set up a regular work station and get after it. Use a desk if you can but a kitchen table works too. Working from the beach? When it’s beach time, I want to be drinking a frozen beverage and soaking in some sun. When it’s work time, I want to be at my work station.
Get a second (or third) monitor – This holds true in the office too but you may not have extra screen real estate at home. Buy a second monitor (a cheap one if you have to) so you’ve got the space to make some things happen.
Invest in software – Invest in some good meeting software like Zoom so you can share screens, files, and hold meetings remotely. Slack is our IM app of choice.
Live it up – Go for a walk or a workout or catch up on The Witcher during the work day. Actually, I tried The Witcher and couldn’t get into it. Is it just me?